Medical and Regulatory Affairs

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Build A Better Oncology Patient Experience: Supporting Participants Throughout A Study

Patient recruitment comprises one of the most significant initial challenges in any oncology study, but engaging and retaining patients throughout the trial can prove to be the challenge requiring the most up-front planning and coordination. However, during the initial planning stages of clinical trial implementation, the intensity of focus is usually placed predominately on speedy...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Optimizing Study Execution for Advanced Therapies

Advanced therapies – including gene-, cell-, and tissue-based products – offer groundbreaking new opportunities for the treatment of disease. As of the end of 2020, there were 1,085 active developers of these therapies and 152 ongoing Phase 3 trials worldwide. According to the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, regulatory decisions are expected on a record eight...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Reimagining the Patient Experience in an Evolving Clinical Trial Regulatory Landscape

“Patient centricity” has long been a guiding principle of clinical trial design and conduct, and it has become even more critical in the COVID era as trial sponsors and regulatory authorities have had to adapt to a continually shifting landscape. Pandemic-related restrictions have prompted substantial changes in how clinical trials are developed and implemented, requiring...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

The Medicine Maker: The Winding Road to the Frontline for Advanced Therapies

According to the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine, there were 1,085 active advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) developers and more than 150 phase III trials underway at the end of 2020. These numbers are not small, and they make it clear that ATMPs have much to offer in helping us overcome as-yet undefeated diseases.ATMPs are different...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Medical Design & Outsourcing: Software as a Medical Device: Here’s How the Regulatory Landscape is Changing

Software as a medical device (SaMD) has emerged as a class of devices for collecting, processing and analyzing healthcare data to manage disease. Powered by analytics, SaMD accelerates the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions and is automating certain aspects of patient care, saving time and improving health outcomes. Because the...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

PM360: How COVID Has Reshaped the Clinical Trial Regulatory Landscape

The concept of patient centricity is hardly new, but in recent months it has assumed new urgency as industry and regulators have had to adapt to an evolving landscape. The evolution is spurring substantial changes in how clinical trials are developed and implemented, as regulators revise their processes and issue updated guidance documents to encourage...

Clinical Research: Phase 1 - Phase 4

Gene Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease: Strategies and Operational Requirements

Introduction Gene therapy holds great promise as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease, a disorder for which currently available medications do not causally treat the underlying disease mechanisms. However, given the early stage of gene therapy research in this therapeutic area, questions abound regarding its utility and practicality in treating Parkinson’s disease. Those questions have...